HEALTH PROMOTION NURSE (CANCER AWARENESS) - SCOTLAND
Salary: £31,500 - £34,500 per annum pro rata inclusive of Car Allowance
Location: Greater Glasgow and surrounding area (within 35-mile radius). Nurses will be based regionally but will be required to travel to other areas in the UK for short periods.
Hours: 28 hours per week
Application deadline: Tuesday 28th June 2022, 23:55
Interview date: Thursday 7th July 2022
Training dates: Tuesday 19th - Thursday 21st July 2022 (provisional)
Please note that we may close this role early should we receive enough interest, therefore early application is encouraged to avoid disappointment.
Apply your nursing experience to a new challenge for 2022 and help us beat cancer!
Our Cancer Awareness Roadshow plays a vital role in achieving our vision of beating cancer. We travel to the heart of communities talking to over 60,000 people every year about cancer. Our nurses directly reach people most in need, helping people to take steps to reduce their risk of cancer through lifestyle changes and supporting them to maintain those changes lifelong. If you've got an interest in health promotion and you are an excellent and confident communicator then this could be the perfect opportunity for you!
About the role
We're looking for a motivated Nurse to be part of our team in Scotland to work on our regular indoor Roadshows. In this influential role, you'll…
Work as a core part of our cancer awareness team to engage people face-to-face, providing information on cancer prevention, screening and early detection
Organise and deliver cancer awareness presentations and training to community groups and support other public health initiatives
Manage team Twitter account - posting regular updates on the team's activity and growing the team's social media contacts as appropriate.
Collect and input data to evaluate local engagement activities
Get involved with other cancer awareness outreach activity in the local community
Manage a team of Health Awareness Volunteers and support them to be involved with cancer awareness activity where appropriate.
You'll be mainly based in Glasgow and surrounding areas within a 35-mile radius, visiting communities who are at higher risk of cancer.
Our Cancer Awareness Roadshow was founded in 2006 in partnership with Ronan Keating and the Marie Keating Foundation. It plays a vital role in achieving our vision of beating cancer sooner by directly reaching people most in need with tailored health messages, encouraging them to make positive changes to their health and signposting to local health services. The Roadshow currently consists of three mobile units that visit some of the UK's most deprived and diverse communities where cancer incidence and mortality rates are significantly above average. For more information on the Roadshow please see the .
Our regular Cancer Awareness Roadshow was developed off the back of the Roadshow in 2015, to enable us to have more in-depth ongoing conversations with people, to help them to sustain change in a supportive environment. The Glasgow activity is a regular indoor Roadshow only model, with a usual pattern of three days a week of Roadshow sites and one admin day.
To join us we're looking for…
A registered Nurse with an NMC registration
Excellent verbal communication skills, including an ability to engage people in conversation and to use motivational interviewing techniques
Strong writing skills
Excellent organisational skills with a strong administrative background
A good understanding of the challenges associated with targeting hard to reach groups and addressing health inequalities.
Cancer Research UK will provide introductory training and orientation. As part of your application we'd like you to upload a CV and you will be asked to answer a few short application questions relating to your experience and skills.